|By Max Katz||
|June 20, 2008 12:45 PM EDT||
2008 is going to be an important year for Rich Internet Applications. Most organizations are delivering or planning to deliver Rich Internet Applications; however, at the same time, most IT managers are facing a dilemma: which Rich Internet Application technology and platform to use? The number of different frameworks and libraries is too vast to even consider evaluating a fraction of them.
To make this task manageable, I'm going to narrow things down to three different technologies for delivering enterprise-level Rich Internet Applications. While the first two (JSF and Flex) are proven technologies that have been used for a numbers of years, JavaFX is a new declarative language for building rich user interfaces using Java.
|Michael 06/20/08 10:05:46 AM EDT|
As Photoshop and Co can export to JavaFX this would be really interesting in Xara 4 , as it is my prefered program. Are there any plugins or is it coming from Xara itself in the near future?
hopefully! I'm interesting too who needs that ....
|Richard Monson-Haefel 05/22/08 10:07:12 AM EDT|
I think this article is little more than an advertisement for Exadel which provides a JSF/Ajax solution. Max ignores Silverlight which is clearly an option that deserves attention. In addition, he completely ignores Curl (Note: I work for Curl) which has been used in production by hundreds of enterprise customers for at least five years - far longer than JSF or Flex.
I guess I can understand why the article is so biased, but I wish it could have been more balanced and the agenda more agnostic.
The truth is that JSF is an obsoleet solution. If you are still doing client development using a server-side framework your not taking advantage of the RIA solutions available today. Server-side GUI frameworks are dead. Let them rest in peace.
Richard Monson-Haefel - Curl, Inc.
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